MANSFIELD, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - Duane "Dog" Chapman shared he's joining the manhunt for Shawn Christy in Richland County.
Christy is wanted by several law enforcement agencies for multiple crimes.
The journal says Chapman was contacted by phone from his Hawaii home by a friend of Christy's family.
"I have a very hot lead," said Chapman.
Chapman was already coming to Mansfield September 28 to talk about drug recovery.
The Mansfield News Journal said Chapman has delivered messages to Christy to convince him to surrender.
Chapman is expected to arrive in Mansfield September 27.